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the beginning of the holy ramadan for the muslim people are would like to say to every muslim that lives here, happy ramadan. tomorrow, many of us will be passed -- the fasting. that is our religion. but like to present my city, of my country, the people that i loved and you are one of them. i worry about you. you worry about me, i'd worry
about you. i never feel that i am different. i never feel that i'm different than any supervisor because i believe we are family and we are family. god bless you and bless everyone. take care. >> good afternoon, supervisors do not except money from the friends of the foundation. usually i come here to speak to the audience. today, i want to address the supervisors. on occasion, president chu says that this slows down businesses. this is a very poor reason but
slowing things might be good. the reason that expressions of approval of disapproval are discouraged because they are inconsistent with 8 the liberty of body which must show respect for the minority opinion. in order that the unpopular will not be deterred, all of us in a commitment to democratic ideals support the principle of a public board. the society has decided that we should show the respect to the minority for two reasons, this might be the truth and we might benefit, each of us might hold the minority opinion ourselves. if so, we are really protecting ourselves. the only people who know that they will ever be in the position of minority are
hypocrites. if this was explained, the president might get corp. but he is not 1 operation or to show respect or promote democracy, the corporate accreditation of our society depends on the -- of the people whenever possible. the fact that you are a superficial, corrupt, inhumane, there is a tremor of instability to the rest of city hall. have a nice to vacations. >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm here if ask the president of the board to create an ordinance that says you should not approve any proposal of any change in design of this
sitting and land without proper and adequate about reached including advertising, etc., as rising all parties, especially those affected by the change. no more backroom deals and no more fooling around with the public against our will. let the sun shine in, finally. >> i would like to use the overhead. >> this is my son, you have seen me before, my son was murdered august 13th, 2006. it will be his fourth year since
he died. there is no justice for my son. i've been fighting and fighting and most of you have seen me down here. with that, i am still angry. i'm still fighting i talk with the mayor. i still don't have any support. what do i do? i bring these pictures again, here i am standing at my son's grave, my son's casket. he has a father that also stands over his casket. i've had to resort to hang in the suns also added my window
because my neighbors are tearing them down. there is no acknowledgement. -- i had to resort to hanging my son's pictures and the window. they give me these reports. they say, they respect this. what am supposed to do with the pictures? why do i have this reward if i cannot hang them anywhere? i have my own neighbors and a crossing guard tearing my pictures down. what do i do? i need help? >> good afternoon. i am the co-founder of the -- support group.
i am here to talk about icky things. the circle will continue to receive some funding and we have been managing on our own for the past 15 years. let to receive some funding. we had been instrumental in working with the police department. we're working to keep the violence down. we have lost some children in a nightclub scene, we have
parents that of lost children but closing them down is not the answer. that is not the answer to close their facilities down. this is a city where you can have a good time and not be afraid. a young man that was killed the couple of weeks ago was the role. so if my fiancee. we would like to see more security put in place in these places, not just the night clubs. this could happen anywhere. think you.
>> i am placing an item and i would like this to remain there until such time as i remove it. i'm the director of stethoscope open government and i come here to speak to my fellow citizens about the city of san francisco. if any of you have business coming up before any of the boards, commissions, or task forces, beware. as taxpayers we don't typically think that government is something we have to purchase but we pay for. do not approach those boards with the idea that they will help you. they are not there to help you. the nunn approach them with the idea that they will defend you, they're not there to defend you. do not approach them with the idea that they are there to be fair to you because that is not
their obligation. you might ask, what is their obligation, the first is to defend the objectives of the people or those that appointed them to the task force or board. to work with the city agencies to move forward their agendas despite how it might affect the individual citizen or our community. lastly, do not assume that they will make any effort to protect your right under the u.s. constitution, the constitution of the state of california, the city and state of san francisco ordinances, or even their own. they will disregard any or all of those if it moves forward the agenda of the city. why do i say these things? well, they served in most cases to support the agenda of the city, not to defend you, not to
support you, or even give you a chance. >> good afternoon, supervisors. [singing] sugar pie, city, now don't you know i love you? i cannot help myself, i love you and in of the else. -- and nobody else this is the same public comments song but with a different meaning and you cannot go wrong this is the same public comments song but with the different meaning and you cannot go wrong. >> you should protect some of these districts because they are
dangerous. [singing] i have been to the danger zone come right in and fix the danger zone in the district's i hope everyone has a nice break. [singing] when will i see you again? when will we share precious public comment moments? well i have to wait forever? will we have to suffer the whole day through? when will i see you again when will our city hall be together. are we friends, let -- yes, we
are friends? this is not the end. when will i see you again? precious moments. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i just want to say thank goodness for district elections. i want to speak about the recreation and parks department commission and the need that they have through the parks department commission. there has been several instances where there has not been what i believe it is legitimate public outreach. i believe we have a happy
outcome. what he realized is downtown, south beach, our open spaces are rare and cherish. the changes impact all of us. i and stand -- i understand that we have constraints, however we should not be selling our public spaces without a good discussion. i'll encourage you to pursue having the board of supervisors
support. our funding is running out, there are collaborating partners. i want to come in and ask for some support. >> thank you, next speaker. >> i am with the foster services agency. i would like to urge the board of supervisors to look into the funding. there are large number of children. there is a 2-3 years in which they end up homeless.
what we want is for the board to look at the funding and the mental health services. we have expanded with the agency's 22 intervention which helps children to have schizophrenia. -- we're expanding the agency's ability to do intervention. we did you that you would look into funding for these programs and also to help with the violence that the children are experiencing. they described their living situation as living in a war zone. we look to help veterans, we have to realize that we have a war zone in the city and county
of san francisco. i am begging you to please look into the funding for these programs. >> thank you. >> and i am chairman of -- in one we are some of the indigenous people from the san francisco area. i was one of the ambassadors -- and we would like the recognition of our people. we would like to have recognition, we would like to be recognized. indigenous means that for thousands of years our ancestors
were buried in the ground. they became part of the trees, the grass, the rocks, the animals. that is what we are, we are the indigenous people of this land and we would like to be recognized as that and we would like to be respected. to earn respect, that is the way that we honor that respect and we take care of that and we are responsible for our actions. we are responsible for our actions. we will learn about this. we don't just to send letters, and we are the ones living in our culture and our religion and doing the things that we do. we are very happy to be here in san francisco after a very long absence. indigenous people for a long time has been in the woodwork.
that is what this land is. we participated in a sunrise ceremony today. all of the trees, the rocks, the dirt, the mother earth, everything as thousands and thousands of years of my ancestors, who said that prayer, just like i do today and just like my kids will do after me. i am proud to be there is
singing with them under my feet. and the trees making the oxygen for me to breathe. it made me strong and made me feel like a proud ohlone woman to go to sites like that where my ancestors gave themselves. >> one of the rules of our chambers is that we not applaud or express any expressions of opposition to comments that would allow it to our procedures today. if i could ask the members of the public to respect that, i would appreciate that. >> i am here as a representative of the ohlone nation. for over 10,000 years, our people have resided in the area known as the san francisco bay area. our ancestors participated in
ceremonies and were living with the earth. as a resident of the area, we were taught that our existence as a people ceased after secularization. it is not taught that we are and -- we continue to live. there is a denial of our existence. i am asking if you can help us and work with us to guide society as a whole to recognize us as a people. our ancestors have participated in ceremonies and then within the city limits of in san francisco. we are asking to recognize these things and to allow us to continue to participate in these ceremonies. you know that our future generations can continue to participate in the ceremonies. that is what we're asking for here, for help. our tribe as a city entity can
work together to. recognition for our people. we can work on being a part of this society and being a part of the way of life in which we live. >> i am here to let you all know that we have been participating in ceremonies since before my time. to let you guys buying no -- guys know that you can work with us and to have respect for ourselves and give us the opportunity to show the people in the communities that we are still here and we are not going anywhere. and to give us some space and time to show the community that we are still here and to show
the future generations to come and we are still with us that we are still with us and we are still here. i hope that you respect that and give us the time and space to show the people in our community that we are still here. it is not that we are extinct. as you can see, we are still here. >> i am ohlone. one bank of the things went to divide in our tribe was the need for a wellness program. many of our tribal members are not insured due to not being recognized. we are not covered in some of the native health care centers. we decided to go out on our own to form a wellness center that would help with many of our
tribal members and all that stuff with diabetes and other health problems. -- suffer with diabetes and other health problems. a community garden in our community. different organizations from the boy scouts, girl scouts, different churches have established relationships with local colleges and also with other health maintenance colleges, health organizations. we are working to ensure that our tribal members to get the health care that they need, whatever it takes to do that. a change in lifestyles, helping them grow organically. we also have a pipeline to college to ensure that our children get the education that
they need. >> thank you. >> my name is rodriquez. i am hair -- here to share with you about our culture. some of the things that we do with our culture. one of the things i have learned is that, our culture, we have to have an education. it is not an education for ourselves. it is an education for you guys. what i have done is to teach people. not just california, but america. our history does not say what it
is supposed to say. it says what other people want to put in there. it was not written by us. we are here. we teach. i have been doing presentations at schools with teachers, and universities, and different things like that. what we are looking for is some recognition. >> my name is jesse. i want to thank the city for inviting us up. in the developments of the area, also the veterans.